• Eddie Murphy will be honored with the Critics' Choice Lifetime Achievement Award 
  • The organization believes Murhpy is one of the most popular African-American actors in the world
  • His latest movie "Dolemite Is My Name" is nominated for 3 Critics' Choice Awards and 2 Golden Globes

After being part of the Hollywood industry for more than three decades, Eddie Murphy is all set to be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards next month.

According to a press release issued by the organization, the 58-year-old actor will be given this prestigious accolade for his contribution to the field of cinema. The press release also stated that he is one of the most popular African-American actors in the world right now and the way he has carried himself in the movie industry is really commendable.

The statement further added that he is one of the few superstars who have constantly given box-office hits and most of his movies have crossed the $100 million mark at the box office. The movies included on the list were “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Shrek,” “The Nutty Professor” and many more.

“Eddie Murphy is the most commercially successful African-American actor in the history of the motion picture business and is one of the industry’s top-five box office performers overall,” the statement read.

The “Coming To America” actor started his career in 1982 with “48 Hrs” and immediately grabbed all the attention with his impeccable acting skills. The actor was nominated for a Golden Globe for the movie and there was no turning back for the esteemed star since then.

He gave back to back hits like “Beverly Hills Cop I and II” and “Trading Places” in 1983 and 84. Murphy was nominated for the Best Actor (Comedy) trophy for the first part of the “Beverly Hills Cop” series and “Trading Places.”

Even after 35 years, the star is still creating award-worthy content. His latest movie “Dolemite Is My Name” is considered to be a frontrunner in getting a Best Picture nod at the upcoming Academy Awards. The film has already been recognized as one of the top 10 movies of 2019 by the National Board of Review (NBR). It also won three awards at the African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) awards earlier this year, including Best Actor for Murphy.

“Dolemite Is My Name” is up for four Critics’ Choice Awards and has also been nominated at the 2020 Golden Globes in two categories, including Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical).

Murphy will be honored with the Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual awards ceremony on Jan. 13 in California.

Eddie Murphy, pictured November 6, 2019, will reprise his role as wisecracking detective Axel Foley
Actor Eddie Murphy is pictured Nov. 6, 2019. AFP/Angela Weiss